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Poster: olympiaroad Date: Jan 5, 2011 5:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wow! A $25 iTunes card-What should I Download?

I know this is GD forum and I listen to roughly a GD show per day, but here's my recommendation, (b/c this is what I did with mine): Read the Keith book and listen to the complete Rolling Stones in order as you read it. What an experience! (I've made it to the end of side A of Goat's Head Soup so far.) Incidentally, the Keith book may be the best rock bio ever. As an English teacher, I can attest to his excellent use of "voice".

If you're not a Stones fan, then I'd recommend the new album by The Naked and the Famous, an about to break band from New Zealand. Trust me, they're the next big/medium thing.

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Poster: advokat Date: Jan 5, 2011 7:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wow! A $25 iTunes card-What should I Download?

I was given Keef's book for Christmas by the wife and had finished it by the 27th. I couldn't put it down. It is GREAT.

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Poster: Capt. Cook Date: Jan 5, 2011 5:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wow! A $25 iTunes card-What should I Download?

Excellent choice! I had already Downloaded the New Exile On Main Street Remaster and so had Stones On My Mind! I love the way Charlie plays behind the beat, crashing those massive and heavy Ziljians as the guitars slither with energy and desire all at once!! Also the recent the book about the album's making is worth reading, though somewhat over-written...

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Jan 7, 2011 6:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wow! A $25 iTunes card-What should I Download?

Don't forget that Sugarmegs has streams of Stones shows such as the one below:

"The Rolling Stones - Bedspring Symphony - Vinyl bootleg TAKRL1941

Vinyl bootleg in at least VG+ condition >> Yamaha P-500 with Ortofon VMS2EO MK II pickup >>
Yamaha AX-550, pure direct mode >> Edirol R09, 16 bit/44100 Hz, SD card >>
Sound Forge 8 for track splitting and normalization >> TLH >> flac level 6 >> DIME

According to rollingstonesnet.com is this sourced from Brussels, Belgium 1973-10-17,
first show and taken from a radio broadcast 1974-11-24.

Quote from Hot Wacks (the bootleg bible): "The best Stones live recording, surpasses
even the officially released live albums in quality"

01-Intro side A
02-Gimme Shelter
03-Tumbling Dice
04-Brown Sugar
05-Heartbreaker
06-Angie
07-Intro side B
08-Honky Tonk Woman
09-Midnight Rambler
10-All Down The Line
11-Street Fighting Man

The intros of each LP-side can be funny to listen to the first two or three times
but then they are mostly annoying. But they are on the LP so I left it as it is.

Scan of "cover" insert included in torrent."

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As a teenager, I thought "Tattoo You" and "One Hit to the Body" were what the Stones were about. Then, I went a little further back and found the motherlode and then I found shows like this...

Thanks, Mr. Olympia. I'm on my way to the bookstore,
TOOTMO

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Poster: olympiaroad Date: Jan 9, 2011 9:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wow! A $25 iTunes card-What should I Download?

I was in 8th grade when Some Girls came out. I loved that but for some reason was on my high horse about Tattoo You being a "sell-out". Ironically, now I find out that they basically wrote and recorded pretty much all of the Some Girls/Emotional Rescue/Tattoo stuff at more or less the same time. Oh well.

Hoping to have similar positive revelations for the post Tattoo stuff that I hardly know at all, (except live versions from the past few tours). While I can't comment on that yet, (I've just finished Emo.Rescue in my journey through the complete stones), I can say that, having listened to every show on their previous tour, they still got it in spades and are well worth following closely.